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What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

The Wonders of Epsom Salt

If you have pain from Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, generalized pelvic pain, lower back pain, or other sore muscles that are not even related to gynecology, try taking a warm Epsom salt bath.  Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of

Posted in Anxiety, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Treatments

Interstitial Cystitis: Staying Hydrated Throughout Fall

Your bladder has been great all summer.  You’ve been staying hydrated, limiting your sodas and artificially sweetened beverages, and you were always feeling thirsty so it was easy to drink water.  Now that fall is here you notice your bladder

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Self-Care Stretches, IC Stretching for Women with Interstitial Cystitis

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you certainly know how frustrating it can be.  Consuming the wrong beverage or food can send you into a flare up which might last hours or days.  Even just having sex or getting too dehydrated

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis

What Causes Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis, like many of the conditions we treat in our office, is a complex condition.  We know that approximately 70% of women with Endometriosis also have this painful bladder issue and that it rarely goes away on its own. 

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Bladder-Friendly Drinks for Summer (IC Patients)

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you know how important it is to stay hydrated and avoid certain foods and beverages that may cause irritation to your bladder.  One of the first things we encourage our IC patients to do is

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis Featured in Health Section of U.S. News

Oftentimes the issues my patients face are “invisible”– they are difficult for ordinary doctors to diagnose and they don’t show up on tests.  Many of my patients have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying to find resolution

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

Endometriosis; October 2016 Cosmopolitan Magazine

The October 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine featured an article on Endometriosis.  The article features three women (Carly, Laura, and Cassidy) who went from doctor to doctor being misdiagnosed (like many of you) until ending up in the care of

Posted in Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month!  Help us spread the word about this disease that affects millions of women around the world by wearing yellow, speaking out, encouraging awareness, and becoming involved. On the west coast, in San Francisco, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

New Patients: Check out our Dr. Davis Videos!

A few years ago we created a YouTube page and added a variety of informational videos to it.  These Dr. Davis videos are great resources for anyone looking for more information or better understanding of the many conditions we treat including

Posted in Birth Control, Bladder, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

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